(Ladybug’s Garden, by Anabella and Sofia Schofield, Jan. 2017, Pink Umbrella Books, $9.99, ISBN: 9780998516202)
Sixteen year-old sisters Anabella and Sofia Schofield have written a sweet story about a ladybug who takes time out to help friends in need, even as she’s on her way to a picnic. With hand-created illustrations and sweet rhyming text, little ones will enjoy the story about friendship, sharing, and helping others.
This is a project the Schofield sisters began when they were 13. The text shows a gift for rhyme and flow that makes for fun storytime reading and listening. The art is very sweet, and will inspire little ones to make their own ladybugs – help them along with a fun ladybug storytime craft like this paper plate craft, from My Mommy Style. For preschoolers and kindergarteners, pair this with Eric Carle’s The Very Grouchy Ladybug and ask your listeners to point out the differences and similarities between the two ladybugs.
Support this budding author and illustrator and take a look at Ladybug’s Garden!
Ladybug’s Garden Blog Tour:
February 8: Mom Read It
February 9: Beach Bound Books
February 10: Book Review Mama
February 11: I Heart Reading Pre-launch Party
February 12: The Reader’s Salon
Books Direct Review and Giveaway
Pop’s Blog Author Interview
February 13: Little Fox Reads Author Interview
February 14: Life with A
February 15: Katie’s Clean Book Collection
February 17: Sarah Boucher
February 18: The Resistance